I have been on Zoloft for apx. 8 months. I started at 50mg and am now taking 100mg. Since I have been taking it, the vision in my left eye has become significantly worse. My right eye is not impacted. I learned from my *NEW* doctor that abnormal vision is a side effect of Zoloft. She decided to switch me to Effexor (just yesterday), but it appears that abnormal vision is a side effect to that as well. I have had multiple MRIs, multiple eye exams, multiple blood tests and my eye, brain, blood are all perfectly healthy. I also have localized pain in my left ear, which is also healthy. The Zoloft is the only variable left.
Has anyone else experienced similar symptoms? Especially as it relates to the vision?
Also, I have decided to stop taking the Zoloft. What is the best way to wean myself off? I am thinking that I will cut back to 50mg for 2 weeks then 50 mg every other day for a week and then stop.
Thanks for any help you can offer.